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The rising popularity of art galleries

As a new exhibition opens at Tate Liverpool, featuring paintings by Monet and Turner, the BBC's Tim Muffett looks at the reasons behind the growing appeal of art.

Art galleries across England have seen visitor numbers grow steadily in recent years.

So it comes as no surprise that a new exhibition at Tate Liverpool, featuring paintings by Monet and Turner, is expected to be the biggest since it opened in 1988.

But whilst the names of famous artists do attract big crowds, some believe there are other reasons for the growing appeal of art.

Tim Muffett reports.